Mapping and Spatial Services

Providing Maps, Analysis, Data, and Graphics

Padre employs a wide range of tools and software to provide clients with tailored, and effective spatial and graphics services. Some of the tools and software we use include: Esri ArcGIS desktop; Esri ArcGIS Online, and Collector applications; AutoCAD Civil 3D, Trimble GPS collection and processing software and hardware; Bentley gINT database and visualization software; and other graphic design software. With this arsenal of tools, the Padre Mapping and Spatial Services group provides a wide array of services to meet varied clients’ needs. Some common services include:

  • Cartography. Attractive and informative cartographic products ranging in size and message.
  • Spatial Analysis. Quantify spatial relationships including overlay (impact), proximity, viewshed modeling, remote sensing and interpolation analysis.
  • Database Development and Management. Compiling and maintaining integrity and consistency in data.
  • Field Data Collection. Effectively locating and collecting meaningful data in the field through use of GPS receivers, data dictionaries and Collector for ArcGIS Online.
  • Grading Plan Development. In a three-dimensional environment (3D) analysis of existing site conditions is conducted to design a proposed plan modeling elevations, volumes, and project feature locations.
  • Cross-section Development. Data driven profiles developed to visualize and understand subsurface conditions.
  • GIS Viewer Deployment. Securely making GIS data available and consumable to non-GIS users through easy to use online, desktop, and mobile applications such as ArcGIS Online.
  • Graphic Design. Attractive graphics developed focused on communicating a message and theme.
  • Story Maps.  Story Maps combine text, photos and images, ArcGIS Online Maps, and multi-media elements to communicate powerful ideas.  See sample.
  • UAV (Drone) Monitoring.  Cost effective alternative to traditional aerial image capture allows each phase of projects to be documented through high resolution images and videos.

Representative Projects

Oso Flaco Lakes Assessment and Planning


Guadalupe Restoration Project Cross-Sections


Historical Areas of Concern Mapping and Sampling Design


San Luis Obispo Tank Farm